Wildcat Venture Partners & The Traction Gap Framework

PUBLISHED BY Bruce Cleveland

SOURCE Rolling Thunder

June 4, 2016

Well, I know it has been quite some time since my last post – some of you have emailed me asking what’s up.

As you will soon read, I have had a few things on my plate over the past year and a half since InterWest Partners made the decision to go forward as a healthcare only venture firm. That decision set in motion many cascading events for me and my partners.

First — I found myself going through some of those “stages of death” emotions — anger, denial, and finally acceptance as I realized my time with the firm would be involuntarily drawing to an end as I am not a healthcare investor.

When I joined InterWest on June 6, 2006 — 10 years ago —  I thought it would be the last “thing I would do”, that I would retire from the firm with 25 years on the operating side and at least 15 years on the venture side under my belt. This decision had cut short my personal plans by 5 years. How dare they!!!

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